Seton Hill University Gets Ready to Break Into the Collegiate Scene
Seton Hill University announced their new esports team rosters this past Friday during their inaugural livestream. The Griffins selected students attending the university they felt would be competitive in the wide variety of games offered in the program. Titles included are Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, and a few other competitive games that offer a mixture of genres.
The Griffins are Ready to Strike
SHU will also be a part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, which will allow them to compete against the over 170 other schools within the association. The Griffins announced their debut into the esports realm back in October 2021, looking to get their program started up and running by the Fall 2022 semester.
“The popularity of esports on high school and college campuses – as well as on the professional level – cannot be understated, and all of us at Seton Hill look forward to providing students the opportunity to compete at a high level,” said SHU Executive Director of Athletics Chris Snyder. “We anticipate that our Griffin Esports competitors will soon join our other athletic teams as national contenders on the collegiate level.”
Facilities Already in Place
SHU felt esports was a great and new way to get students involved with the school and offer them with opportunities to compete in the athletics program outside of traditional sports.
“We are excited to offer yet another avenue for students to showcase their talents – this time in the gaming arena – and Griffins Esports demonstrates Seton Hill’s commitment to offering dynamic and innovative programming for our students,” said Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger.
The school also announced the construction of a gaming arena within the lower level of the Canevin Hall building in time for the program’s launch. The 875-square-foot arena will offer players and students with over 16 setups to compete or practice on, as well as multi-level seating for spectators to watch.
In other news, Columbia Basin College recently announced the launch of their own esports program, which you can read about here.
Written By Carter Barnes